Walsall Adult and Community College
Walsall Adult and Community College (WACC) supports Walsall residents and businesses in their learning, training and workforce development needs
The College is based in two centres in Walsall, the Hawbush Centre on Beeches Rd and the Whitehall Centre on Western St. They also provide learning in over 40 venues across the borough and on company premises.
The College employs around 200 staff who are highly experienced and professional members of the Institute for Learning. They serve 8000 learners and over 100 companies each year.
WACC have a well equipped, friendly, purposeful and mature environment for learning and also have pleasant gardens and allotments on their Hawbush site designed and tended by their learners with learning difficulties and disabilities. The College are committed to the environment and do all they can to ensure they use resources responsibly to preserve the planet for generations to come.
The college was inspected by Ofsted in 2010 and was graded as Good and achieved the Matrix standard for the quality of their information, advice, guidance and support to learners. WACC believe that people who are active learners remain healthier longer. People who gain qualifications have greater earning power. Companies that are learning organisations with well developed customer service and leadership and management skills are more sustainable and more resilient to market fluctuations and change.
The College offers a wide curriculum to support individuals and companies including English and Communication Skills; Maths; Book-keeping and Accounts; ICT for personal and business use including Excel, Powerpoint, Prezi; Using Ebay; Social Networking.
WACC provides NVQs in a host of occupations including Business Admin, Customer Service; Supervisory Management and Institute of Leadership and Management; Health and Social Care; Teaching Assistants and Teacher Training. They also run short courses in Environmental Sustainability Awareness; Equality and Safeguarding. WACC can design programmes to meet company needs and run a very successful, challenging and enjoyable Team-Building day at Aldridge Airport.
The team also believe learning is for leisure, promoting social interaction and hobbies that can be developed into successful businesses so they have a vast range of ten week courses in subjects such as Salsa Dancing; Golf; Art and Craft; Flower Arranging; Sugar Craft; Yoga; Meditation; Tai Chi; Aromatherapy; Beauty Therapy; Swimming Lifeguard; Sports Coaching and many more.
Their courses are available during the day, during the evening and on weekends. WACC are government funded so many of their courses carry a government subsidy which keeps their charges low.
WACC listen and respond to customers and design courses to meet demand where this is sufficient to ensure viability.
To find out more about available courses at the College, call the team on 01922 654510.
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